Furniture Sliders

By Jeff Jumper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - KPLC General Sales Manager John Ware can barely contain himself and exclaims, "Let's slide some furniture.  I'm pumped!"

The furniture slider is plastic on one side and foam on the opposite.  The package comes with twelve of the sliders in various shapes and sizes (four long rectangular, four small circles, and four large circles) for virtually any move.  The KPLC sales department, led by John Ware had some hefty moving to do on the second floor of the KPLC building.

John begins by stating, "I think they work. I think they're going to work.  I think it's going to be fine.  You know, 'cause we can't do this all day.  We're going to get you these sliders.  We're going to include the long sliders, we're going to have the small sliders, and we're going to get the medium sized sliders.  These things will move anything!  You can move furniture; you can move an elephant with these things.  Slip them under the feet, slide them right over!  I'm telling you, it's crazy!"

Man, that guy can sell just about anything.  First up, they attempt to move the computer desk.  They wedge a slider under each corner end, and make the move.  It seems simple enough.  Despite the desk falling apart, the sliders do work to move the desk.  The sliders made it easier to move, but some did slide out from underneath the desk.  Unfortunately, this desk was not very sturdy.

During the move, John said, "Okay, my slider came off again, but fortunately it slides well enough on the carpet without the slider. **desk cracks**  Yeah, about moving that computer, maybe that was a good idea after all."

With the desk moved, the large filing cabinet was next on the list.

John Ware explains his tactics, "We're going to try and get these long plastic sliders underneath the edges of these filing cabinets.  Hopefully, it's going to have enough weight, so it doesn't come out of there like the desk did."

Adding more sliders allowed us to move the cabinet a little more freely.  However, a simple bump in the carpet slid us to a halt.  Some four legged items as well as the smaller items were able to be moved with little effort.  The sliders work best when the pressure points are more concentrated like at the bottom of the four legs of a piano, rather than a flat surface like the bottom of a filing cabinet.

Here are John's final thoughts:  "Kind of a pain, but moving furniture is always a pain.  I think the added weight of the extra donut may have been what put it over the top, but I'm not crazy about the way they slide out from underneath there.  If you have carpet, it's definitely much easier to move the heavy thing with them.  Not bad, it works!"

Furniture Sliders glide their way to a YES for this week's "Does it Work?" test.  We picked up a twelve pack of furniture sliders for $5.99 plus tax at a local Lake Charles business.  John and I agree the furniture sliders would be a back-saving addition to some wheels or a dolly in to a mover's toolbox, since they don't solve every moving dilemma.

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